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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1989-1990 (ICPSR 9858)

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This data collection contains information on degrees earned at a sample of postsecondary institutions in the United States. There are three files in this data collection. Part 1, 1989-1990 Completions Survey, contains data on the number of completions of academic, vocational, and continuing professional educational programs by award category. Part 2, Institutional Characteristics, is a comprehensive file pertaining to the characteristics of the institutions surveyed (i.e., religious affiliation, highest level of offering, enrollment by race/ethnicity, Carnegie classification). Part 3, CIP Codes and Titles, provides a detailed list of the Classification of Instructional Programs codes and their titles found in the data files.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

Access Notes

  • This study is currently not available. Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    The data record length of CIP Codes and Titles should have a length of 47 as opposed to 60. The data file has been "padded out" with blanks (48-60).


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Study Description


United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1989-1990. ICPSR09858-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   academic degrees, associate degrees, bachelors degrees, colleges, community colleges, doctoral degrees, earned degrees, ethnicity, higher education, masters degrees, postsecondary education, universities

Geographic Coverage:   American Samoa, Global, Guam, Marshall Islands, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States

Time Period:  

  • 1989-07-01--1990-06-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990-07-01--1991-03-31

Universe:   All postsecondary institutions in operation in 1989-1990 in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data record length of CIP Codes and Titles should have a length of 47 as opposed to 60. The data file has been "padded out" with blanks (48-60).


Sample:   A national sample of 6,930 institutions was selected. These included 2,506 schools offering at least a baccalaureate degree, 1,426 schools offering a degree or certificate of at least two years but less than four years, and 2,998 nonaccredited schools offering degrees or awards ranging from less than one year to post-master's certificates.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB9858.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 1999-07-01 The data and corresponding codebook have been replaced with updated versions from NCES. The data have been split into three parts, and more variables have been added. The updated codebook now also includes the Completions Survey data collection instrument and the Classification of Instructional Programs Codes and Titles. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file, and SAS data definition statements have been prepared.

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